I, in this one of many possible worlds in which life is unfair , have observed a great deal, and read a lot, and seen my abundant share of video, about what it takes to make money online. That means running an online business, with which you can be independent. It could be blogging to provide great reading and viewing materials while offering affiliate products or your own original e-books or published books. It could be owning and running subscription-based websites. It could be affiliate marketing. It may be Social Commissions these days (another form of affiliate marketing). In my observation, experience, and reading about this matter, I have gathered up some important insights into what makes for a successful way of doing these things, and knowing when you’re being successful.
I think they’re important insights, anyway. So. Without further ado…
Your targeted audience and clientele are the ones who matter. You don’t need to attract massive numbers of meaningless, disinterested visitors. That may look impressive in your Google Analytics readout. It isn’t. Visitors who are not touched by what you offer just aren’t worth having. So. Target well.
Do not be impressed with yourself if your visitors leave you great comments or write great comments about your website in forums or other sites. Comments aren’t money. Unless those great comments are in accord with the money you’re making, you’ve got a problem.
Your only true competitor is yourself. Be better today than you were yesterday. Or last week. Do not look over your shoulder at what some other guy who you wish you knew is doing.
Never compromise your desires, expectations, or goals. And the unsolicited advice (and criticism) of family and friends and anyone self-appointed guru doesn’t mean anything at all.
Fall in love with building your dreams and overcoming obstacles.You have to love the process of pursuing success, the way an artist loves the process of drawing. If you don’t have personal fulfillment, all the money that you make is meaningless.
You have probably heard about “passive income” to be found on the Internet. It doesn’t exist.Leveraging is real. You can set things up online so that you’re receiving visitors every minute of every day and night, and revenues come in while you’re asleep. You can, and really you must, have multiple income streams for success and abundant wealth. Leveraging has always existed in business and it is one of the great so-called secrets of wealthy investors. But there is nothing “passive” about it. You have to provide quality, consistently. You have to know whom you are targeting. You have to master great communication skills. Working smarter instead of harder is hardly a “passive” endeavor. It takes thought!
So. Put on your Great Dalmuti hat, and leverage your talents and inner mounting flame to draw income streams.